US$88 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 2 Jun 2015 Check-out 5 Jun 2015

Porto Vista Hotel

3 stars
View map of 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
12 reviews
Good choice in Little Italy

Quiet and clean. Little Italy's foodcourts just block away. Transfer from/to airport quick and... See full review

  • PPAA
  • 27 Nov 2013
Loved the location near Little Italy

Although the rooms were small, they were adequate for our needs of a comfortable bed, shower and... See full review

  • Jodie G
  • 9 May 2014
Experience an entirely different vibe at the chic, Italian-inspired, Porto Vista Hotel San Diego. Tucked into the heart of San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, this boutique hotel is steps from the upscale eateries and shopping of the quaint European village. Sloping streets lead guests to the trolley destined for Old Town and nearby stadiums. Local artists display works in nearby galleries and on floor-to-ceiling murals that decorate the hotel's guestrooms.
General

This lively hotel exudes character with its sunset yoga classes on the roof and unique Vespa dealership on on-site. Unwind at Porto Vista Hotel, then take a ride to the Museum of Modern Art just minutes away. Valet parking is also on offer for an added fee.



Location

Porto Vista Hotel enjoys a Little Italy location just blocks from the San Diego Harbour. The San Diego Airport and the spectacular Balboa Park are a 5-minute car ride from the hotel.



  • NOTE: Parking fee is $25 USD per night.
  • 2 km to the International Airport (San Diego)
  • A valid credit card is required at check in for incidental charges to establish credit. We do not accept cash or pre-paid cards.
Dining

Experience culinary delights, with views of the Bay, at Glassdoor, Porto Vista's hip eatery that is revered by the locals. Enjoy downtown or harbour views as you dine on innovative cuisine sourced from local and seasonal ingredients.
Rooms

Classic, hip and playful, the guestrooms at Porto Vista Hotel echo the artsy feel of the Mediterranean 60's. Floor-to-ceiling custom artwork graces the walls of the modern rooms and suites. Luxury bath amenities and Bay views greet guests.

Porto Vista Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
1 queen bed. Pillowtop mattress. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. 27-inch television. Cable/satellite television channels. Premium television channel(s). Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Air conditioning.
STANDARD - ROOM
2 queen beds. Pillowtop mattress. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. 27-inch television. Cable/satellite television channels. Premium television channel(s). Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Air conditioning.
SUPERIOR - ROOM
1 king bed. Pillowtop mattress. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. 27-inch television. Cable/satellite television channels. Premium television channel(s). Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Air conditioning.
SUPERIOR - ROOM
2 queen beds. Pillowtop mattress. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. 27-inch television. Cable/satellite television channels. Premium television channel(s). Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Air conditioning.
PREMIUM - ROOM
1 king bed with a balcony. Pillowtop mattress. Premium bedding. Desk. In-room safe. 27-inch television. Cable/satellite television channels. Premium television channel(s). Voice mail. Clock radio. Coffee/tea maker. Makeup/shaving mirror. Designer toiletries. Hair dryer. Iron/ironing board. Air conditioning.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

32.7244 -117.1672
Area served
Downtown San Diego Boutique Hotel In The Heart Of Little Italy
Nearby airports
Only one mile from San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Area description
Located in the heart of San Diego's historic Little Italy neighborhood, with fabulous views of the San Diego Harbor Walking distance to dozens of eclectic local restaurants, authentic shops, and art galleries Minutes from famous local attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, as well as the Convention Center and cruise terminal Only one mile from San Diego International Airport (SAN) Transportation (fee) to the airport and many area local attractions

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.3 km
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.2 km
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.3 km
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 km
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 1.6 km
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.6 km
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.8 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.8 km
  • Botanical Building: 1.8 km
  • San Diego Convention Center: 2 km
  • Casa De Balboa: 2 km
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2 km
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.1 km
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.1 km
  • PETCO Park: 2.1 km
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.3 km
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 1.2 km
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 1.3 km
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1.4 km
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 1.6 km
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.6 km
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.8 km
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.8 km
  • Botanical Building: 1.8 km
  • San Diego Convention Center: 2 km
  • Casa De Balboa: 2 km
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2 km
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.1 km
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.1 km
  • PETCO Park: 2.1 km
  • Port of San Diego: 2.8 km
  • Heritage Park: 3.9 km
  • Whaley House Museum: 4 km
  • Old Town San Diego: 4.3 km
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 4.4 km
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 4.7 km
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.3 km
  • Hospitality Point: 7 km
  • Sunset Cliffs: 7.9 km
  • Mission Bay Park: 8.5 km
  • Belmont Park: 9.4 km
  • Pacific Beach: 10.7 km
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 11.3 km
  • Family Fun Center: 11.9 km
  • Sorrento Valley: 18.6 km
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 44.3 km
  • Legoland: 47.1 km
  • Cox Arena: 3,409.2 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
A Dash Of Mediterranean Style At Our San Diego Banquet Facilities. For San Diego banquets, meetings, and special occasions, the Porto Vista Hotel features the perfect mix of accommodations and amenities to pull it off in style. Host your event at our San Diego banquet facility and allow our planners and caterers to see to the details. Plan a sunset cocktail reception on our rooftop deck, where unopposed views of the San Diego harbor and skyline lend a stunning backdrop. Host an intimate dinner in the stylish Glass Door restaurant or reserve the modern, glass-walled banquet room for larger affairs. Featuring contemporary guest rooms and a unique Mediterranean ambiance, the Porto Vista is an impressive choice for special events.

Dining

The Glass Door, Among The Best Little Italy San Diego Restaurants
Our San Diego Little Italy Restaurant, A True Neighborhood Delight. Tucked away from downtown's crowds and noise, overlooking the harbor and the bay beyond, the Porto Vista Hotel proudly showcases the Glass Door, our award-winning Little Italy San Diego restaurant. Opening in the summer of 2008, it has quickly become one of the best San Diego Little Italy restaurants, drawing a smart, stylish crowd from throughout the city.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Porto Vista Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jodie G
Business
Sydney NSW, Australia
9 May 2014

Loved the location near Little Italy

Although the rooms were small, they were adequate for our needs of a comfortable bed, shower and toilet along with location and good value for money. Really - how much time do you spend in the room as a tourist??! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and Little Italy was only a block away with great food and bars. The hotel is also only a short stroll away from the water with views from the hotel roof top.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Little Italy - awesome food and value for money.

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PPAA
Business
Estonia
27 Nov 2013

Good choice in Little Italy

Quiet and clean. Little Italy's foodcourts just block away. Transfer from/to airport quick and reliable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MrsB
Business
Sydney, Australia
5 Nov 2013

Great Location

Great Location (close to airport), friendly staff. Main issue we had with this hotel was the internet access was not very reliable was almost not existent for our room (far back corner on Level 5)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Work From Home Guy
Business
Chino, Ca
8 Sep 2013

Good Place

Was a really quality hotel. It was clean, big and comfy. The deal breaker for me was the wifi. It was extremely unreliable. I came here since the site advertises a "30 dollar internet value, free". I don't think I'd stay here next time, only because of the wifi (I work from home). The valet was also 22 dollars a night..that was lame and not mentioned when I reserved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wacco Jacco
Business
New Zealand
12 May 2013

Solid value hotel

Accommodation, staff, room,location were all very good. I struggled with poor internet in my room and had to go and sit on a landing to use my laptop.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Birdy
Business
Pittsburgh
1 Apr 2013

A Good Idea for a Hotel; but a little pretentious

Good location and price, in a city where hotels can be very expensive... it looks great on the internet - so I signed on! Then came a few things that deserve comment. The service, while friendly, is not reliable. My room keys were set incorrectly, deliveries did n't make it to my room - I had to go fishing for them at reception while the staff seemed to be waiting for someone to claim them, the room safe did not work, despite being 'fixed', and the breakfast you pay for is potato, scrambled egg, bacon/hamburger patties - you pay for the rest, but it can be very crowded, with long waits. The image for the hotel is one of class, but scratch below the surface and its a bit rough and shoddy (it seems to converted into a hotel from an old motel, or set of apartments)...Which is a shame, because many people will want cheaper options in SD. Hotel management might want to spend more time and money on making Porto Vista the hotel they present it to be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
mohammad ali
Business
iran
28 Feb 2013

very bad @poor

very bad very bad never come back this hotel @poor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Steve1234
Business
Adelaide
1 Feb 2013

Adequate, good location

Rooms not fantastic and a little dated but price was reasonable and location in Little Italy is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thegeegs
Business
Hollywood, Florida
22 Jan 2013

Really liked this place, would stay again!

My husband and I stayed at the Porto Vista, in San Diego, as we wanted to be in the heart of the Little Italy and experience the “olde world charm”. The hotel was however, modern and upbeat, clean and friendly. Front staff were charming and helpful, pointing out places nearby to walk to and offering trips to the famous zoo, if we wanted them and giving directions to shops and nearby areas to explore. Valet parking, whilst charged for, was a good value per day and the valets were spot on. Rooms were bright and clean (we made use of previous comments and asked for an updated room) with all amenities to make you comfortable and entertained. Wasn’t a great fan of the large 60’s style “art work” but that didn’t detract from the overall ambience I was thrilled with the rooftop yoga, relaxing and yet, exciting, with the view below of the harbor. Shuttle service was a plus and, at $5 per trip, not too bad for price The bar/restaurant was a pleasant surprise with gorgeous glass lamps, colored neon at the harbor counter and that great view! Food was plentiful, but somewhat limited for those of us that don’t eat meat or fish, but was enjoyed by everyone. Wine selection could be better, but all in all, every meal was delicious. Would definitely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make sure you ask for the renovated rooms. They were still doing some and the older ones are not so nice

Review of Porto Vista Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A Bro
Business
Los Angeles, CA
15 Jul 2012

Good Location in Little Italy

Very close to Little Italy shops, bars, and restaurants. Comfortable and quiet though not fancy rooms. A lot less expensive than the Gaslamp for Comicon but not inexpensive. Our rate included full breakfast. Close to trolley. Recommend for downtown fun and convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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